Leicester hope to keep players until season complete

Leicester City (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
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Six Leicester City players have rapidly expiring contracts, however, Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers has explained that the club want to keep them.

There are now three confirmed Leicester City Premier League dates, along with the FA Cup quarter-final clash with Chelsea. Oh how happy Foxes of Leicester are with that! It actually feels like a lifetime since supporters were able to enjoy English top-flight football.

Leicester City aim to keep players

Six senior Foxes are out of contract on June 30; including loanee from Wolverhampton Wanderers Ryan Bennett, a centre-back. Captain defender Wes Morgan, as well as veteran left-back Christian Fuchs. There is also title-winning midfielder, Andy king. In addition to third-choice goalkeeper, Eldin Jakupovic. Not to mention French defensive-midfielder, Papy Mendy.

Learning from Leicester Mercury, FoL can inform its readership that the club intends to extend all but one of the previously mentioned players’ deals, at least until the end of the current campaign. Whenever that is.

King, meanwhile, is on loan with Huddersfield Town. Apparently, in order to ensure he can complete 2019/20 with the Terriers, the King Power outfit will lengthen his contract slightly.

Additionally, the outlet also explained that Morgan and Fuchs will likely be rewarded for professionalism with their usual annual extensions. I assume Fuchs will still play a rare on-field role; though Morgan cannot keep pace in elite contests anymore. Therefore the latter should be transitioned to a coach, as I see it.

Rodgers also said, contrary to recent reports, that negotiations for Caglar Soyuncu and James Maddison’s new deals have not resumed. Leicester need to get that business done ASAP.

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Leicester City meet Watford in just over a fortnight at Vicarage Road, Saturday June 20 at 12:30pm. That match is live on BT Sport for British viewers. All games will be shown on television, as fans cannot attend.